Masterclass in Metal 3D Printing

November 6-7, 2019

Materialise US, Plymouth, Michigan 

Getting started with Metal 3D Printing? Regardless of the industry you operate in, success in Metal 3D Printing depends on your mastery of the printing process. If you’re looking to understand the various factors which come into play in Metal AM, and how to manage these factors, we’ve got you covered.

The Masterclass in Metal 3D Printing is a two-day training at Materialise US headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan and is designed to shorten the learning curve for Metal AM and help you avoid build failures.

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In Metal 3D Printing, the key to success is a strong understanding of the process and the tools available to you at each stage. The learning curve can be steep, but conquering it is essential for unlocking a higher build success rate.


Master the Metal Additive Manufacturing Process

Getting started with Metal AM can seem a daunting process. The factors affecting build success are numerous, and the costs at stake can run high quickly. At Materialise, we’ve built extensive experience in Metal 3D Printing over the years. That experience is exactly what we offer you in this two-day workshop.

If you are a professional user of Metal 3D Printing looking to gain theoretical and practical knowledge into the different aspects and challenges of the Metal AM technology, with a specific focus on the Laser Melting technology, join us at the Masterclass in Metal 3D Printing!

Attendees will learn about

  • Laser melting process
  • Machine components
  • Powder management
  • Where to start with introducing 3D printing to your business
  • Part orientation and positioning
  • Support generation
  • Process influencers
  • Post-processing



09:00 – 09:30

Coffee & Networking

09:30 – 10:00

Introduction to Metal AM

  • Market insight
  • Opportunities in metal AM
  • Application examples
10:15 – 11:10

Laser Melting Process

  • Description of the process
  • Understanding of residual stresses’ origins and consequences
11:15 – 12:30

Machine Components

  • Recoating system
  • Optics Gas flow
  • Interactions in build chamber
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:30 pm Tour of the Factory for 3D Printing
2:30 – 3:45 pm

Powder for Metal AM

  • Materials & properties
  • Requirements for AM powder
  • Powder handling & recycling
  • Safety guidelines
Design Considerations

Design Considerations

  • Technology limitations
  • Design guidelines
  • Case study
5:00 – 5:30 pm Q&A Discussion & Feedback
09:00 – 09:30

Coffee & Networking

09:30 – 10:45

Orientation & Positioning

  • Best practices for positioning
  • Orientation influencers
  • Methodology for a proper orientation
  • Group exercises
11:00 – 12:30

Support Generation

  • Role of supports
  • Key parameters
  • Tips and tricks
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
1:30 – 3:00 pm

Process Considerations

  • Melt pool influencers
  • Part defect analysis
  • Link between process and part density
3:15 – 4:00 pm

Scanning Strategies

  • Vector creation: zones, types, patterns, order
  • Impact on part properties
4:15 – 5:00 pm


  • Common practices
  • Heat treatment: effect on part quality and microstructures
5:00 – 5:30 pm Q&A Discussion & Feedback

Practical information


Materialise US, 44650 Helm Court, Plymouth, MI 48170   
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Cost $ 1,875 per person (VAT excluded)
Registration deadline November 1, 2019


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Amaury Joly is an application engineer specialized in Metal 3D Printing. His multidisciplinary background includes two M.Sc. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering, as well as professional language proficiency in English, Spanish and French.

Working closely with Materialise’s customers, Amaury uses his unique combination of technical expertise and communications skills to train engineers in making the most of Metal 3D Printing.


“The trainer of Materialise’s Masterclass in Metal 3D Printing is very experienced and the course was well-structured. The AM design and stress reduction techniques taught in the course are highly useful and are being applied in my work involving the fabrication of metal AM parts.”
- Mr. Choong Yue Hao, Development Engineer, Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC)


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